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Tempest Chess Clock review – This clock rocks!

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Maybe you watched the Queen’s Gambit, maybe you’ve always been into it, or maybe your kid dragged you into it like me. Chess is an awesome game that seems to increasingly sink it’s teeth into you the more you play. If you haven’t used a clock when playing, I think you’ll be …

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Because rolling dice is just too hard, these dice do all the work for you

NEWS – Many games require the player to roll dice to advance a turn. If you find the action of dice rolling to be difficult for you either because you have dexterity issues, or you just don’t want to do it yourself, these dice will do it for you. Boogie Dice look like a standard …

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Thinkfun’s Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game is an awesomely addictive game

NEWS – Need a clever logic game for your kids? You might want to try the Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game from Thinkfun (for ages 8 and over). The game comes with different colored cars and trucks and 40 cards that range from beginner to expert. You simply set up the cars and trucks …

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Cardkits are models of paper that challenge your model making fingers and mind

NEWS – I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I was a kid, my parents didn’t have a lot of money which meant that we didn’t have a lot of toys. At least not the toys I really wanted, like LEGO. So my sister and I made our own models and miniatures …

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Drawful helps entertain us at a distance

ARTICLE – I’m a big fan of Jackbox and their quirky, online party games. In my house, these have become a go-to during quarantine and social distancing, as we’ve hosted virtual games nights with family and friends, near and afar. Our latest favorite Jackbox game is Drawful. It combines three fun elements in one game: …

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Calling all adventurers! Customize your character miniatures at Hero Forge… and now you can add color!

NEWS – This one is for my fellow role playing game aficionados out there (I’m a Dungeons and Dragons guy myself). You may already know about how you can use Hero Forge to create completely custom miniatures that they’ll print for you in a variety of materials. But they recently upgraded their service, and now …

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RK Console RK2020 retro handheld gaming device review

REVIEW – I have fond memories of playing Atari 2600 games, Game Boy games, Atari Lynx, and even the original PSP gaming device. Although our smartphones have much better displays and horsepower than those gaming systems from decades ago, I still feel like those old games were a lot more fun. If you have similar …

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Chess meets Russian nesting dolls with the Crownes chess set

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a traveler and a chess player, playing while you travel can be difficult as travel chess sets are usually tiny and sometimes unwieldy. A new crowdfunding campaign from Crownes Chess wants to bring Russian nesting doll tech to the chess set for good looks and portability.   Each piece is …

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Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is great addition to family game night

NEWS –  If you are looking for an activity to stimulate the minds of both children and adults alike, I would suggest Hasbro Games Trivial Pursuit Family Edition.  This is an Amazon Exclusive product, and with its 4.5 star rating, this game did not disappoint! Hasbro Games Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is recommended for ages 8+ …

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Want to play Jackbox with a younger crowd? Get Party Pack 2.

NEWS – I wrote about the Jackbox Party Pack on Feb. 5. And again on April 16. Because I’m a big fan of these quirky, online party games. But more importantly, because they’ve been a lifeline during quarantine and social distancing, as we’ve hosted virtual games nights with far-flung family members, old friends from all …

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Here’s what you need to take game night to the next level

NEWS – Board game enthusiasts who are also short on gaming space will want to check out the Level Up tabletop platform from Spidermind Games. It adds a second story to your table so that you have room under it for your beverage, snacks, etc. Level Up is a modular, with tiles that snap together …

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